PMC surgeon installs first ‘smart’ knee implant
Mountain Top Media
On Monday, Feb. 6, PMC Orthopedic Surgeon Kevin Pugh, MD, installed PMC’s first smart knee implant.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Pugh ©Mountaintop Media
The Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Institute of Eastern Kentucky at PMC is now offering Persona IQ®, the world’s first and only smart knee implant granted “De Novo” status (assurance of safety and effectiveness) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for total knee replacement surgery. Persona IQ combines the proven and trusted knee implant, Persona® The Personalized Knee®, with implantable sensor technology that measures the range of motion, step count, walking speed and other gait metrics. The canturio™te (CTE) with Canary Health implanted Reporting Process (CHIRP) System is intended to provide objective kinematic data from the implanted medical device during a patient’s total knee arthroplasty (TKA) post-surgical care.
* WARNING – The kinematic data from this device have not been demonstrated to have clinical benefit. It is not intended to be utilized for clinical decision-making, and no data has been evaluated by FDA regarding clinical benefits.